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Contact information
For information on waterfowl management, contact:
Trenton Rohrer
Assistant Migratory Game Bird Ecologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-261-6458

Mississippi River waterfowl aerial surveys

Plane

Photo taken by Melanie Guziec, WDNR.

2017 Surveys

Landscape

Flight crew for 2017 flights:Left to right, Dave Fronczak, USFWS Migratory Bird Management Office Biologist, Brian Lubinski, USFWS Region 3 Pilot/Biologist, Cale Severson, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Technician


2016 Surveys

Survey Methodology

Strip transects are flown in Mississippi River Pools 4 – 14, 45 m above ground and at 90 knots. Two observers survey each side of the plane and count all waterfowl, which includes ducks, geese and swans for a total distance of 400 meters.

Mississippi River Contact Information

Brenda Kelly
Mississippi River Wildlife Biologist
Bureau of Wildlife Management
608-785-9994

How many Canvasbacks do you think are in this photo?

Canvasback

Photo taken by: WDNR staff

Can you identify the predominant waterfowl in this photo?

Ring-necked ducks

Photo taken by: WDNR staff

Last revised: Monday December 11 2017